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Viking Lander Gallery


Detail of the 18 nozzles on one of the terminal descent engines.

The engines on the lander used this unusual arrangement so that the engines' exhaust would be spread out over a wide angle and wouldn't alter the surface or unduly disturb the chemical and biological experiments.

18 exhaust nozzles on Viking Lander terminal descent engine at Kansas Cosmosphere
Time picture taken Sat Apr 16 13:24:14 2016
Location picture taken Lobby
Kansas Cosmosphere
Hutchinson, KS
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